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Madera Adult School Climbs at MetalMark

MetalMark Climbing and Fitness is under an hour from the Valley floor, and yet many Fresnopians have never made the drive, let alone climb there. Having a world class climbing gym in the Central Valley allows people who would never consider climbing to give it a try with our friendly and helpful staff. On February […]

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Touchstone Bouldering Series 8 at Diablo Rock Gym

On March 15, nearly 300 climbers headed to Concord to climb at the Touchstone Bouldering Series 8 comp at Diablo Rock Gym. “It was high energy,” said manager Hans Florine. “Folks were stoked on the problems.” Scott Cory eeked his way to the top men’s place, beating local Connor Everton by a mere 40 points. […]

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Lisa Rands and Wills Young Dogpatch Clinic

Want to break through a plateau? Want to improve your footwork or general technique? World class boulderers Lisa Rands and Wills Young are coming to Dogpatch Boulders, San Francisco’s largest bouldering gym, to provide specific instruction on how you can improve your climbing. For over 20 years Lisa Rands has climbed across the world from […]

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The Studio Climbing to Host a USAC Youth Comp

On March 23, 2013, The Studio Climbing is hosting a USAC Northern California division Sport Climbing Series comp. This comp provides a great opportunity for young climbers in the South Bay to begin climbing competitions. USA Climbing is the national governing body for competition climbing in the United States and is responsible for sanctioning the […]

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Aging but Still Raging: 50 Year Old Climber Sends 10 Year Project

Last week, Tom Addison, a long time climber in the Bay and Sacramento climbing community, pulled the red tag off his long time project at Jailhouse Rock in Sonora. Addison bolted the route in the winter of 2002. “Trying to do the moves on it a decade ago, it was pretty clear that it was […]

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The Nose with Mark Melvin and Chris McNamara

Last week, on March 3rd, Touchstone owner Mark Melvin and long time Yosemite wall veteran Chris McNamara saw a chance to climb the Nose on El Capitan. With a forecast of 70 degree temps, the pair nabbed a “winter” ascent of one of the largest granite formations in America. Chris wrote about their ascent. I’ll […]

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